How to Write a Back Blurb

One of the harder parts of getting my books ready for the shelf was coming up with a good blurb for the back of the book. I am still experimenting with different ideas. You want to entice the reader to pick up the book. A good cover certainly helps but once they flip the book over or scroll down to the description there has to be something there that convinces them to buy your book. A simple plot summary won’t cut it, nor will over the top hyperbole. Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot and with some effort you will find the right combination.

To that end there are many articles online to guide you I came across this article from the Savvy Book Marketer and found many of the points very useful.

How to Write a Back Blurb For Your Book

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About Vincent A. Alascia

Vincent is the author of, "In the Presence of Gods," "Xristos: Chosen of God," and coming soon, "Undead Heart," available on Kindle and paperback, as well as works that have appeared in anthologies and online. Originally an East Coast native, he makes his home in the Phoenix area of Arizona with his wife and three attention grabbing felines. Vincent is an active member of the West Valley Writers' Workshop and an Adult Services librarian at the Maricopa County Library District Northwest Regional Library in Surprise, Arizona.
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One Response to How to Write a Back Blurb

  1. Thanks For the link Vinny. What has helped me is trying to explain what I am writing to other people. At first it was very difficult, but after awhile, you learn which descriptions they nod their head to and which ones they look at you without any comprehension. When I did my blog site, I started posting Current Projects, and found that I was actually writing my back flap at the same time, by describing what I am working on. It is always a fine line between enticement and giving away the story. I hate movie trailers that show the whole movie in 3 minutes, so I try to avoid any reference to the ending.

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